I have a couple projects going at once: something small and portable, something mindless, and something that stretches my skills. I also have a "time-out" location for projects I'm frustrated with and need a little distance so I return to them later with a more positive attitude.
I get bored too, I've got a knit sweater, knit hat and a cross stitch all going. Plus supplies for about 35 projects. Since I love hand crafts so much, I know they will all get done. This is a good place to hang out we are all kindred sprits.
I think the biggest thing that stops me from completing projects is when I think it isn't turning out as well as it should, or I get second guessing some of my choices within the project. These are the ones that end up cluttering my room as well as my mind. Because of this knit-a-long I have forced myself- happily- to finish the sweater for my grandson. I agonized over whether he would like the graphic I adapted, or the yarn colours. When it was finished it looked way better than it did in pieces and half knitted. I just got home from visiting my grandson. They live too far to visit regularly- and the colour looked great on him, he loved the sweater, all my second guessing was wasted activity. Maybe I should find a way to stop second guessing? is it possible to stop? Has anyone else found a way to stop? (now I don' t do this with everything I make, just the patterns I change a lot)
I truly understand! Not only do I have about 12 UFO's lurking in my closet, I decided I just HAD to design my own sweater! I must be needing meds! I would LOVE to work along side you and get some of these finished!
I finished a UFO last evening so I"m down to two. They are both sweaters I am designing. One is a simple short sleeve one. Not very interesting so easily put aside. The other one is an aran that has been fun but I have to put it aside now and then to rest my arthritic hands. Then I add a couple of UFOs because I have to knit. Usually small gift projects